Good leadership is based on a combination of talent, knowledge, and skills. At a higher level, extreme personal leadership requires passion, along with absolute confidence, a willingness to learn and grow, and a burning desire to excel.
Corporate Rise is for individuals with that burning desire.
Drawing from his own experiences and those of several of the most successful international corporate leaders in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Dr. Curtis J. Crawford has assembled a set of eleven principles for extreme personal leadership. He outlines a clear-cut strategy for both aspiring and seasoned leaders to become what he calls X-Leaders. He shows how:
•X- Leaders have passion for developing and finding imaginative ways to inspire people to excel.
•X-Leaders cultivate creativity, are customer-centric, and drive their companies with decisions grounded in facts.
•X-Leaders are visionaries who anticipate the future and have confidence in the abilities of their people.
•X-Leaders convert the energy generated by chaos into better decisions, believe that the company comes first, and insist on teamwork.
•X-Leaders are role models and expect greatness
Don’t wait for your employer to discover your potential. Take charge and develop your own way to the top. Open this book, leap in, and implement the X Principles of Extreme Personal Leadership.
XCEO, Inc. is dedicated to research, development, consulting and personal individual and corporate individual mentoring. Our mission is to implement a set of principles and practices which encourage highly enlightened executives and high aspiration individuals to accelerate their progress towards extraordinary levels of performance and success. Our vision is to inspire maximum personal achievement through personal leadership.
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About the Author
Dr. Crawford currently serves on the Board of Directors of E. I. du Pont de Nemours, Xylem, Inc. and ON Semiconductor. Also, he is a Trustee of DePaul University. He previously served on the Board of Directors of ITT Corporation, Agilysys, Lyondell Petrochemical and The Sisters of Mercy Health Corporation.
He has served as Chairman of the Board of ON Semiconductor; Chairman, President and CEO of Zilog; President, CEO and Director of Onix Microsystems; and Chairman of the Board of ISTAT. Dr. Crawford also serves as a special advisor to several start-up companies.
He began his career as a systems engineer at IBM. Over 15 years, he held executive positions including Vice President of Marketing. During a ten-year tenure, Dr. Crawford was Group President of the Microelectronics Group and President of the Intellectual Property division of AT&T and Lucent Technologies.
Dr. Crawford earned his BA in Business Administration and Computer Sciences and a MA in business from Governors State University. He earned his MBA from the Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organization and Management from Capella University. In addition, Dr. Crawford has been awarded two honorary doctorate degrees, one from Governors State University and the other from DePaul University.